Thursday, April 13, 2017

First Aid Fundraiser

St Kevin’s Netball Club Fundraiser

Guardtech Premium First Aid Kits – these kits are a large carry kit with transparent fold-out compartments that contain 77 items including a digital thermometer and instant ice pack.  Follows OSH and Consumer regulations.


Available to order from any of our Netball players or from Marie-Claire Kay 0274436819 / 03 4360465

Orders taken until Saturday May 6th with delivery end of May.

Thank-you for your support

Equestrian Developments

Team members took the opportunity to unpack the new saddle blankets in preparation for our next inter-school. 
We wish our tutor, Ingela, safe travel as she returns to be with her family in Sweden. In her absence we welcome Janelle as our relief tutor.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Catholic Schools Tournament Day One

The week began with one of the major sporting events on our College calendar, the Senior Catholic Schools Tournament.  With teams from Verdon College, St Peter's College, Kavanagh College and Roncalli College joining us in Oamaru this year, it was a huge undertaking for SKC.  Our sincerest thanks to all of the staff and volunteers who worked so hard over the course of two days.  Congratulations to tournament winners Roncalli College and well done to our SKC sports teams on joint second place.

Sweet Science

Who knew science could be so sweet! 10K have been making models of DNA out of lollies. They have to demonstrate how the DNA model carries the genetic code as well as the double helix shape. Nice work!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Principal's Comment

Kia ora Kevinians and Supporters of the College

Employment pathways have been a focus in the College this week. Year 10 have been out in our community job shadowing and our Year 11 Agriculture students have visited local business who are supporting the agricultural sector. I accompanied the Year 11 students and came away with a clearer understanding of the range and depth of employment opportunities available locally. Thank you to Mrs Eatherley and the Primary Industry Training Organisation for supporting this initiative.

Last weekend Mrs Anne Fleet celebrated 30 years of employment at the College Hostel kitchen. On Tuesday we acknowledged Anne's contribution to the College with a presentation in the dining room. Pictured below with Anne are Compass Group manager Tracy Siggelko and our Director of Boarding and Matrons.

As this is the final blog for the term, I would like to thank in advance everyone who is helping with this weekend's Catholic Secondary Sports Tournament and wish you a happy Easter.

May God bless you
Paul Olsen, Principal

Well Done Jacob

At the end of Mass today, Mr Olsen presented Jacob Taukamo with a certificate to recognise his fantastic efforts at the recent Aoraki Athletics Competition.  Jacob competed in the AWD division and placed 4th in the Shot Put and 5th in the 100m.  Well done Jacob!

Y11 Agriculture Out And About

On Tuesday our Y11 Ag students had the opportunity to visit a number of local primary sector businesses and see first hand the growth and ongoing potential in this exciting industry!  Oamaru is a hub for the local farming community but innovations are also seeing an increased presence on national and international markets.  A big thank you to Pivotal, Water Force, Te Pari, Farm Source, Ravensdown and Gordon Handy for giving your time to speak with our students and show them about.

CLICK HERE to check out Mr Olsen's photos

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Monster Raffle

The Home & School are looking for donations for a large raffle with some mega prizes!!!  Meat donations, vouchers of any kind; grocery, petrol ... even Mitre 10 vouchers!  Can you help?

If you can please contact Dianne Mills (027 3032067) or Bridget Craig (027 4397635)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Strong Aoarki Swim Team

The biggest swim team in years is looking forward to competing at Aoraki Championships on the 12th of April in Ashburton. Jaxson holds three records for the area and has his sights set on a few more. Penny is defending her 'Best Female Junior' trophy; and is determined to keep it, especially against her younger sister. The junior female relay team is shaping up as a major threat to other bigger schools.   The whole team have individual goals and Personal Bests to achieve. Our thanks go out to the super-mums Erena Smart and Jan Keeling who are driving cars on the big day, and then spending the whole day timing swimmers.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Year Level Scripture Reading

Last Thursday (30 March) the annual SKC Catholic Scripture Reading competitions were held in the College Chapel.  Speech teacher and therapist Mrs Anna Keno proved to be a most competent adjudicator who had the unenviable task of determining each year level winner.  The results for this year are:
Year 9
1st Joe Spillane
2nd Rhea Ratgali
3rd Grace Tohill
Year 10
1st = Joel Kunnethedam & Bailey Collins
3rd Ella Anderson
Year 11
1st Caleb Jopson
2nd Rata McMullan
3rd Nicholas Plieger
Year 12
1st Eli Winders
2nd Levi Sherman
3rd Madeleine Harrop
Year 13
1st Reuben Mihaere
2nd Ceilidh Brookes
3rd Diane Vidallon

Friday, March 31, 2017

Principal's Comment

Kia ora Kevinians and Supporters of the College

On Wednesday we celebrated the one year anniversary of the opening of the Confucius Classroom at St Kevin's College. To mark the occasion, Regina and Cynthia held a special dumpling cooking lesson with our Year 10 Mandarin students.
It was a pleasure to be able to attend and share the experience with the students. It is not often that the results of our learning are so tangible and tasty! Thank you Cynthia and Regina and Year 10 for sharing your learning with me.
As we are the season of Lent, it is timely to consider our personal response to this time of preparation for Easter. During Lent, Christians traditionally collect donations for those who are less privileged. 
This year the students are working with Catholic aid agency Caritas to support projects around the world and locally. I would encourage you to consider contributing if you are able.

May God bless you
Paul Olsen, Principal

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

U16 Rugby Tour

Today our U16 Rugby team had the chance to test the waters in a pre-season game against the touring U16 side from St Edmunds College in Canberra.  Congratulations to coaches Craig Smith and Jason McCoy, and the boys for taking the win 19-5.

Thank you to Noelle Brew for taking some action shots out on the field.  CLICK HERE